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[real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> matt: now at 6:00, election 2016 comes to florida. three of the top candidates are here tonight, already gearing up for the state's primary. >> lisa: first, though, a breaking news alert. a boy pulled from a canal. this is news 6 at 6:00. i'm lisa bell. >> matt: i'm matt austin. the boy was 8 years old. this happened on pembrook drive where jennifer ortega is live for us this evening. i know you spoke with a mom who told you her son helped pull that boy out from the water.
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she's happy her son acted so quickly to pull his friend out of the canal right here. detectives are still working the scene at the moment. now, here's some video of the area from sky 6. detectives tell us the 8-year-old boy goes to riverside elementary and cutting behind houses and through the canal to get home. this all happened around 3:30. the deputies say the boy and his friends were playing on a pipe that stretches across the canal when the boy fell off into 3-foot-deep water and his friend helped pull him out. >> someone called me and said my son, they thought he was the one that was drowning. but they said, no, he was the one that saved him because he was one of the ones that jumped in. he's the only one who knew how to swim. >> reporter: now when we got here, we saw deputies interviewing two young boys who were there when it happened. one neighbor tells us he heard children screaming from behind out. deputies are still unsure how the boys got back there.
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and is county property. at last check, we're told the 8-year-old boy is in the hospital and in critical condition. in orlando, jennifer ortega, news 6. >> matt: thank you. also breaking, two people are killed in a serious crash near christmas. east colonial in both directions just past state road 520 shut down right now. sky 6 flew over the crash a short time ago. we're told two cars are involved. we'll bring you any updates as we get them. and a child is hurt in a bizarre crash. sky 6 flew over the area earlier tonight. ormand beach tell us 29-year-old ashley wilson went to a store on west grenada boulevard, leaving her 3-year-old in her suv alone. somehow the chevy blazer shifted into reverse. the child fell from the car and was hurt. the 3-year-old is at the hospital. the crash is now under investigation. a standoff and a deadly shooting. police shoot and kill a man in brevard county. >> lisa: officers say it all started when the man made threats toward construction
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police came out to a home on mariposa drive in palm bay just before noon today because of the threats. news 6 reporter troy campbell is following the developing story for us tonight. are investigators still out there right now? >> reporter: yeah, it's still a very active scene. just moments ago, we saw investigators place a blue tarp near the entryway of the home. police saying this all started when a group of construction workers called 911 saying they were being threatened. >> we just saw a lot of commotion down there. you know, of course, the road was blocked off. >> reporter: palm bay police say the 39-year-old hispanic man, shot dead by police tuesday morning. construction workers saying the man threatened to shoot them. the man, refusing to come out of his home for about two hours. >> you just never know. things happen, you know. it is a nice, quiet neighborhood. but you never know what it can happen pretty much right next door to you. >> reporter: use an intercom system, an officer with the palm bay police department over eight
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the officer, also a u.s. air force veteran described by the chief as an exemplary officer. >> i feel bad for him. i have a lot of law enforcement in my family. it's tragic to have to do. >> i'm really upset. because i have my 12-year-old daughter who now the cops are down there and i'm not very happy right now. >> reporter: the chief of police also says the man appeared to be intoxicated. also, the fdle is here and has taken over the investigation. live in palm bay, troy campbell, news 6. >> lisa: thank you, troy. >> matt: a driver accused of hitting a child on his bike and then taking off is locked up tonight. the 73-year-old driver faced a judge today. news 6 reporter kirstin o'connor is live in titusville on the street where the boy was hit. i know you've been talking with neighbors tonight. what are they saying about the charges this guy's now facing?
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talk in this neighborhood about that accident that happened right about this time in that intersection behind us on thursday night. police say they've had the man in custody. they've him in the hospital actually to start since the crash. he was arrested last night. now that he's behind bars, a lot of the neighbors around here say they're not happy about the charges. >> he's currently charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury, which is a second degree felony which carries a maximum 15 years in state prison. >> reporter: the man has been in the hospital since he crashed into an 8-year-old riding a bike home from school. people down the street say neighbors gathered around the boy after he was hit last week. now, after hearing about the charges, some say they're unsettled. >> i think a lot of them probably think that he was horrible because he didn't stay. but he did come back. and he asked and everyone said it's okay. >> reporter: in his first court
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hardly hear the charges against him. the judge asking his attorney to explain. >> you may need to have to repeat to him what i'm saying. i don't know what are his hearing issues. >> reporter: the assistant state attorney, gary beatty, says some of the things they've heard from the man are inconsistent. >> according to the case report, he did get out and look and at one point in time he says he has no memory. >> reporter: when asked about age or mental incompetencecy >> until a judge finds him incompetent to proceed, we go forward. >> reporter: the judge agreed to a $15,000 bond. that's the latest out here in brevard county. kirstin o'connor, news 6. >> matt: thank you. it is super tuesday and election 2016. voters in a dozen states in one territory are picking who they want to see on the 2016 ballot.
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two weeks away but already two of the three top republicans and the democratic frontrunner are turning their attention to our state. news 6 reporter eric sandoval is in miami where marco rubio is holding a rally tonight. but first, news 6 reporter mike holfeld is in palm beach where donald trump is this evening. >> reporter: as you can see, the setting is absolutely breathtaking. if the polls and projections are right, donald trump will be celebrating super tuesday tonight. the billionaire turned politician has confounded the pundits and defied the odds and the g.o.p. establishment to build a path to the g.o.p. nomination. in terms of numbers, nearly half of the 1237 delegates needed he gets them tonight. there could be one thing to worry about, one sour note if you will. texas. ted cruz has a slight edge there. that's worth 155 delegates, one state. should be an interesting night. we'll be here to bring it to you. in west palm, mike holfeld, news 6. >> matt: thank you, mike. for republicans, whoever wins
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the deal. along with trump, marco rubio is focusing on florida tonight. news 6 reporter eric sandoval is in miami at the ronald reagan equestrian center. what's going on down there right now? >> reporter: well, the event doesn't start until 8:00, so they're still setting up and actually campaign workers just finished putting up the folding chairs and barricades right behind me. the crowd has already started gathering two hours before the start of this event. you can see them all lining up back there here. so when rubio does take the stage, i found out he is not planning a victory speech for winning any delegates tonight. instead, he's going to be focusing on his home state and how important it is to this primary. let's show you video from another rally he held yesterday. rubio has the stakes against him right now. he doesn't have the delegates. he's trailing behind donald trump in the polls. in miami tonight, he wants to change that. he's going to share what he calls his vision for a new american century. keep in mind.
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away from where rubio got his start in politics. he was a city councilman in west miami. this is really point -- poignant for him. he says he has his eyes set on florida. >> we feel good about tonight, a day that was supposed to belong to someone else. we're going to get a lot of delegates and fight next saturday and beyond as we head into florida and the winner take all. >> reporter: back out here live in miami, you can see the crowds for rubio are growing. he's had tough words for donald trump lately. he had more words about him before getting on the plane in minnesota tonight. we'll share those with you and also share more of these growing crowds. that's coming up tonight on news 6 news at 7:00. for now, we're live in miami valley, eric sandoval, news 6. >> matt: thank you. as for the democrats, hillary clinton is also in south florida tonight. she'll be watching from miami to
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tuesday victories to guarantee the democratic nomination. polls show clinton beating bernie sanders in most states tonight. the polls start closing at 7:00. early results that come in, we'll bring you during our 7:00 news. you can check, powered by news 6 for updates throughout the evening. >> lisa: for decades, they counted down to shuttle launches
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>> matt: tonight we're hearing a 911 call a mom made moments after she says a man pointed a gun at her family. >> lisa: volusia county deputies say a man pointed a gun at them all because they told him to slow down. >> a man tried to pull a gun on us and he aimed it at us. my husband swerved to get away from him. >> do you have any idea who the guy was? >> no, we were driving down the road and he swerved in our lane and my husband honked the horn and then he bounced back over to keep from getting us. he slowed down and rolled his window down and screaming and cussing at my husband.
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33-year-old man, michael sousa. the road rage happened along saxon boulevard in deltona saturday night. a 3-year-old was in the victim's car at the time. no one was hurt but sousa is now charged with aggravated assault. >> matt: there's now a new home for the original countdown clock at kennedy space center. it's now on display at the entrance of the visitor complex. the clock was previously located at kennedy space center press site, an area off limits to most of the public. it stands 7 feet tall and considered the most watched
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>> tom: 81 was the daytime high today. it's above our 30-year average of 76 this time of year. the average overnight low, 54.
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so we've been warmer than normal now for a few days running. right now, temperatures across central florida with the sun setting low is 76 in orlando. melbourne, 72. leesburg tonight holding at 77 degrees. other temperatures, 75 does it in marion county. in ocala. 73 in palm coast and 73 in daytona beach and a bunch of 72's all over brevard county. satellite and radar together here, we have picked up a little smattering of cloud cover. but the big, big news in the weather is this cold front. causing a ruckus from middle tennessee all the way into atlanta, georgia. big snow from chicago all the way to detroit and then some rain moving through most of ohio, through the ohio valley. here at home, we get the bottom side of that front. come take a look. this is where it will be tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. troy will be here watching this stuff. i really don't think there's going to be a lot of rain. i really think there's going to be some cloud cover and maybe a wind shift and maybe like a 4 or 5-degree cool-down. i don't see you getting more
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by 5:00 in the afternoon, it's over. tomorrow night, we do chill out a bit. we don't really get cold and we certainly don't freeze. let's talk about this weekend. overnight lows will be 55 in ocala. 58 in leesburg and 60 in sanford and 62 for you in cocoa beach. the official forecast in the city beautiful, warm, partly cloudy, winds from the southwest 5 to 10. the low is 62. here's tomorrow. >> tom: first thing in the morning, we're at 62 degrees. by noon, 77. daytime high tomorrow, 82 degrees. 1 degree warmer tomorrow than we were today. on thursday, we are a little cooler, but not much. 78 for the high on thursday and friday. reinforcing cool air for saturday at 75 and sunday's high is 77. all in all, we've got seven great days in a row there. >> matt: can't beat it.
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>> matt: ping is joining us now. >> ping: we got a prop today, tommy. we're going to show a little tigers today. a pop quiz as well. spring fling. candace was at disney today. a little braves action. i'll let you know what happened
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>> matt: all right, so the magic, you're still stick being it? >> ping: they're going to make it. they're going to the post-season. i have a gut feeling the magic will end up in the playoffs. i'm not sure why i'm having this feeling, but it's strong, like the force. tonight, the magic in dallas. it's a must-win for my hunch to come to fruition. 24 games left. the magic is just four games behind the 6th, 7th and 8th seeded teams that will make the playoffs. i still believe. tom, do you believe? >> tom: i'm in. >> ping: teams that are left, they're pretty tough.
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the magic, it's quite possible. the magic have only won seven games in their last 26. they're like the stock market, up and down. the nasdaq up 131 points today, matt, a little nugget for you. could be down tomorrow. >> there's a moment we let our foot off the gas. we were a little satisfied with what we were doing. >> ping: he by far is the all-star in cliches. one of the great months in central florida started today. great weather and spring training baseball is back. embrace this month. did you see tom's seven-day forecast? >> tom: perfect. >> ping: i'm still not a fan of pre-season anything.
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today, ended a game today in a 4-4 tie. i'll take you over to lakeland right now. that's victor martinez, a catcher for the tigers. he lives in lake nona. pirates win this one in lakeland. final score, 4-2. >> ping: i got the bat out. you good at baseball? >> matt: no, i was terrible. >> lisa: only t ball. >> ping: here we go. ping's pop quiz on this tuesday. the question on the screen there in the box right there. how many years has the grapefruit league been in existence? 100 years, 128 years, 112 years or 126 years? i'm going with tom first.
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>> matt: i'm going 112. >> ping: you guys are all wrong. 128 years. grapefruit league has been in existence, a long time ago, tommy. google it. >> lisa: in the 1800's? >> ping: yes. it's year two of mls. the citrus bowl will be sold out with 62,000 for the match. practice continued at lake sylvan park in seminole county. coach adrian heath, i like this guy because he leaves it short and sweet when he speaks to the media. >> they're ready to go and ready to play. there's a good atmosphere within the group. i'm pleased with where we are at this moment. >> ping: 128 years. she's still looking.
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we all love the weather. >> tom: yes, we do. look at the beautiful shot on our camera. the temperature readings are awesome. 76 in orlando. 77 in leesburg. other temperatures in the 70's across the area. it's warm. lows tonight will be in the 50's and 60's. it's going to be a great night. the future forecast looks like this. 82 tomorrow, 78 on thursday. cooler for the weekend but still -- >> matt: maybe the best weekend of the year. >> the cbs evening news with scott pelley starts right now. >> remember, >> pelley: can trump be caught? >> super tuesday is the single best opportunity. >> pelley: he's already looking ahead to another opponent. >> hillary clinton does not have the strength or the stamina to become president, i'll telling you. >> pelley: also tonight, the president argues his case for a supreme court nomination, and gets his answer. >> this vacancy will not be filled this year. >> pelley: erin andrews


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